I have a question. don't mean to open up a can of worms here. I am curios and looking for answers here. I know with some folks modding ham equipment is like a big no no. So my questions is why do the manufactures make it so you can? I know years ago when they outlawed listening to portable/cell phone freqs and the scanners were made in such a way you couldn't. So if it illegal to mod ham equipment so they say (never seen anything officially, saying it was) why don't that add that black epoxy stuff they put on scanners?